Yes, Yes, Yes!!!!! it is working! WD121 under a linux build.
After working through several issues on the SuSE 8.1 system, it became increasingly obvious that the 2.4.19 kernel would not do several of the things that I needed so I spent a little time looking at other builds and kernels. It was decided that Mandrake 10.0 would probably be the best for our purposes. I can right a lot about the difference in the builds, but this message is to say that the Net Gear WG121 is working (if fact that is what is making the connection which is allowing me to post this message) and it was not that difficult after all.. Since these forums are about Answers, I thought I would follow through.
I will post the method under a different header since it is not SuSE any longer and I would not want to confuse anyone else. For the details see:
Net Gear WG121 on Mandrake 10.0 – It really does work.